Covid-19 Vaccination Centre - Widnes (The Stadium)

The Covid-19 vaccine roll-out has started. It's important for us to understand people's experiences of having the vaccination in Halton. Whether you are working in the NHS, community or social care or part of the wider vaccination programme, we want to hear from you.

Please let us know where you had your vaccination and any other details that you feel are important.

Healthwatch Halton has been advised that those who are eligible for the vaccine will be contacted to receive it, and those who have had their first dose will be invited for their second dose within twelve weeks - please do not contact your GP to ask about the vaccine.

If you have received a Covid-19 vaccine at the Vaccine Centres in Halton we'd love to hear your feedback on the experience.

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Reviews (382)

Not quite 5 stars

May 29, 2021
As a trained nurse I know they should not have already drawn up my vaccination before I got to the station. Apart from that it was ok, but strange how I was consented but as I was there guess that was ok. But people vaccinating should follow the rules.
Anonymous

good quick service

May 25, 2021
friendly staff
Mr Douglas Bull

Really Quick

May 19, 2021
Really Quick and organised, nothing could be improved. Thank you to all for everything during this crazy time! Appointment date
Alison G

Excellent service, so well organised

May 15, 2021
I had an appointment booked, walked into the stadium, no queue, went forwarded for vaccination by a very pleasant nurse. Painless and easy. Waited the 15 minutes and then home. Given an appointment for 11 weeks later and had the same experience. Well done to all working there for giving their time and expertise to get this done
Anonymous

Wrongly recorded as having had Pfizer vaccine

May 13, 2021
I attended Widnes Stadium for second covid vaccine following call from GP surgery. Due to masks I nearly missed the word 'Pfizer' from the person checking my details, so came very close to having the wrong vaccine. I was advised to return at 10.30am next day which I did. Whilst waiting outside a woman stopped her car and asked if I was there for the vaccine then told me they didn't open until 12 noon. I told her I had been the previous day and been advised to return at 10.30am that day, she said she had been told the same. I returned at 12 but given the size of the queue I left.
I then went to Appleton Vaccine Centre where they told me I wasn't due for my second vaccine for another 2 weeks, which begs the question "Why did I get the call for an appointment from my GP surgery?"
Just one error after another which would have been very stressful if I had mobility issues.
Anonymous

Excellent

May 11, 2021
Great serviive
N

Not as good as first jab

April 27, 2021
Staff looked tired and frazzled.
Had to wait in a queue and felt other people not far enough away from me
Thankful for being vaccinated but worried about the staff and how tired they clearly are.
Anonymous

Second Jab Done

April 25, 2021
Can’t tell you why I didn’t give 5 stars but guess staff probably exhausted doing this and their normal jobs too. Took my elderly mum and she said the same as me. Something just not right.
Cathy Gritell

Not quite right

April 23, 2021
Admin for appointment disappointing. Vaccination itself fine when eventually got it.
Stephen Johnson

Disorganised

April 22, 2021
Attended first appointment no problems, returned today for my second vaccine, after queueing I was told I have no appointment booked, even when I had a card with my with my appointment printed on that THEY had given to me. So I was then told there was not enough vaccines, telling the truth in the first place would have been the right thing to do instead of making out, I had no appointment. I can appreciate that there was a vaccine shortage but a phone call to cancel my appointment would have been courteous when I had arranged time off work and travelled on public transport to get there. Appears I wasn't the only one who encountered this problem, a few annoyed people leaving the building saying they had been told they had no appointment when they clearly did, including some elderly people for whom travelling had been difficult. Told to come back next week, booked in once again fingers crossed I will recieve my vaccination.
Anonymous